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New England Cottage Revival

Project: New England Cottage Revival, Exeter, NH

Industries: Historic Preservation | Residential Inland

The architect faced significant challenges in fulfilling the owners' request to create a sense of spaciousness in a structure which had existing finished space of less than 600 square feet on the 1st floor and zoning precluded adding any enclosed additions beyond this existing footprint. Living space was incorporated into the existing porch and an overall sense of space was provided by opening up the entire 1st floor plan.
The exterior was restored to a contemporary but respectful interpretation of the original. Materials were arranged in horizontal bands to reflect the appearance of the old wrap-around porch and to provide the home with a unifying element.
Size: 1,500 sq ft +/-
Awards: 2008 AIANH Honor Award"